Keyword Research and Tools
By Nicole Dean
One of the best ways to get free advertising is to simply write articles and give them away. It’s a foreign concept to many in online business, but it’s one of the best ways to get traffic, improve your search engine ranking, and sell more products.

Why Should You Write Articles?

Newsletter and website owners are desperate for content. As someone who owns websites and publishes several newsletters, I can vouch for this. I regularly search article directories, looking for quality information that will help my readers. And, every article I use from these resources gets published with the author’s information and a link to their site.

Why Give The Articles Away?

How much would you pay to include your ad in a newsletter or popular website?  Anywhere from $5 to $80. Wouldn’t you prefer to have your ad placed for free?  It’s easy to see the financial reward. Look at the bottom of this article. Right there, plain as day, you can see a resource box with my website included, so you have proof that this method works.

How do you write an article?

Take another look at the article that you’re reading right now. It’s short.  It’s simple. I’m not a Literary Genius. I’m just being me.

Start by picking something you know about, or a problem that you can solve, and start writing. Just do it!

What should you include in the Author Bio?

Your Name
Something interesting about you or your website
Your website link – Don’t forget this one!
Special offer – Mention a freebie or special offer if you have one
Don’t use this area to *sell*. Just get them to your site

May you have lots and lots of free advertising!

Author Resource – Nicole Dean is published all over the web, under numerous pen names. She welcomes you to visit Easy Article Marketing to get started using article marketing to boost your business today.

Unless you've been living under a rock, it has been hard to miss the consistent excellent performance of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. This team has been destroying the competition and up until a few weeks ago, was well on their way to achieving a perfect season. It has been a fun to watch this team as they overcome challenges and correct mistakes to be the top NFL football team. Aside from football, the way they play, and Aaron Rodgers in particular, shows a great example for setting in place strategies for achieving success.

When Aaron Rodgers first joined the Green Bay Packers organization, he sat on the sidelines watching Brett Favre dominate the game. His chances to play were few, but he made the most of those opportunities. That is a great example to use for everything in life. Make the most of your opportunities. 

Aaron could have easily felt sorry for himself, or sat back complaining that he never got good or enough opportunities. He could have given up and left the team in search of a more immediate opportunity. But, he stayed the course. He bided his time, kept his ears and eyes open and put the time to good use by practicing hard and strived to become the best.

 As it pertains to working on the internet, the same rules Aaron Rodgers uses can apply. While you are on the sidelines, keep your ears and eyes open. Learn from the best and put into action what you have learned. Keep your ultimate goal in mind. Do not jump from one opportunity to the next because things are not happening fast enough for you. Do not waste time complaining or finding excuses for why you are not successful. Prepare yourself for success by putting into action every strategy you have learned and every tool you can use to move closer to achieving success. Be ready for success when it comes, because it will.

 When Brett Favre retired (the first time), Aaron had some big shoes to fill. All eyes were on this young man as he stepped off the sidelines and got into the game for good. If you look back at that period of time, Rodgers never faltered. He never said a bad word about his predecessor, somehow avoided the pitfalls and just kept his eye on the game. He didn't get into the politics, gossip or let anything else distract his focus. He handled himself with class, maturity and did amazingly well under all that pressure. He didn't let himself become distracted by all the things going on around him, rather he kept his focus on his goals, his priorities and where he wanted to go.

 If you want to achieve success in internet marketing or anything else for that matter, put these strategies into play. Stay focused on your goal no matter what is going on around you. Do not listen to people who say you cannot become successful, believe in yourself and set specific priorities and goals.  

If you have ever listened to an interview with Aaron Rodgers, he says straight out that he is confident in his abilities because he shows up prepared.  He doesn't show up for a big game by missing practices, sleeping in or coming up with excuses as to why he failed at something. He puts in the work and is prepared to play. 

Again, a great example to follow from everything to starting your own business to achieving success in any area. It's a simple plan but not always an easy one to follow. As you can see from his results, it is worth the time and effort prepare for success.

Rodgers can bring confidence to his game and has demonstrated top leadership abilities because of his commitment, dedication and ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities. 

What would happen if we all had just a little of this Aaron Rodgers thing? How much better could we do in our relationships, careers and businesses? The best part of it all is that he is having fun doing it. You can see it on the field and in his demeanor.

If you want big changes and success in your life, take a few tips from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. I know they won't mind if you use their strategies for achieving success. 

Learn to recognize potential opportunities and while waiting on the sidelines, do everything you can to prepare and be ready for the opportunities when they present themselves. Put in the time, commitment and work to become better or even the best at what you do. Never settle or believe that there is no room for improvement. Shake off bad days and mistakes and don't let them consume you. Learn from your errors and correct them. Have fun. Achieve success.    

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If you want to get traffic, you need to find the top search keywords on Google.  Whether you are a Google fan or not, if you rank well on Google (or Yahoo or Bing), you can bring traffic and potential customers to your website or blog.  

There are no two ways around it...finding strong keywords, the ones with a lot of searches with the least competition, is an important element in a good internet marketing strategy.

If you are new to internet marketing, it might take you a lot longer to find those words.  As with any skill, practice makes perfect.  One you discover some "hot" words, such as “buy,” “cheap,” “free,” “deal,” etc., you can save some time on your keywords research.  

However, if you are writing articles for submission to one or more directories, you may want to focus on a more informative piece versus writing something to try to attract customers with a free or best deal on a product.  Especially if you are blogging, affiliate marketing or want to attract subscribers to read up and get information from you on a particular niche, here is where good keyword research truly makes a difference.

Sure, you can use a free tool, like the one offered from Google.  When first starting your internet marketing business, the more tools you don't have to pay for is the way to go.  But, if you want faster results or know how many competing websites you must contend with, then you may consider paying for a tool that gives you more options.

Since I've made the move from using a free search tool to one I'm paying for, the results have been noticeably better.  When I write articles or marketing pieces for either myself or a client, the results speak for themselves.  I can usually rank in the top five pages of Google within hours, and move up to page one within a day or two.  This has been my experience over and over again.  

The bottom line is that like it or not, search engine optimization plays a key role in people finding you and your information.  What a shame to waste helpful information or great products simply because people can't find you or your website or blog.  Deciding to invest in some good website research tools is something you will have to determine at some point in your business.  By finding the top search keywords on Google, you can get better rankings, and that can only help get more traffic to your website or blog.

Finding relevant keywords and popular search terms can help you write better material, and if the tool gives suggestions or brainstorming ideas, it can open up many more doors to the direction of your business, or topics of your articles or blog content.

Ask yourself if you are getting the kind of results you want from your keyword research.  If you can use a little help finding top search keywords on Google, consider investing in a tool that can help boost your rankings, improve article subjects and captivate audiences with catchy titles so they can find you.